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Commenting article: Bulgarian Children with Highest Risk of Poverty in EU

In 2011, the highest share of those aged less than 18 who were at risk of poverty or social exclusion was registered in Bulgaria (52%), according to data of Eurostat, the statistical office of the EU.

Bulgaria is followed by Romania (49%), Latvia (44%), Hungary (40%) and Ireland (38% in 2010).

The lowest shares were found in Sweden, Denmark and Finland (all 16%), followed by Slovenia (17%), and the Netherlands (18%) and Austria (19%).

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#1
Vulcho - 27 Feb 2013 // 07:38:32

Why are Germany and the UK not mentioned here? Under socialism in Eastern Europe, few children were at risk of poverty anywhere here, however poverty data are calculated. The level of education of parents is now creating huge inequality gaps in all countries across Europe (and elsewhere). The article does not mention underprivileged ethnic minorities, Roma in particular. That clearly accounts for high percentage of kids at risk of poverty in BG, Romania and Hungary.

#2
DP - 27 Feb 2013 // 18:19:37

“Under socialism in Eastern Europe, few children were at risk of poverty anywhere here, however poverty data are calculated.”

Referring to the Communists regimes in Eastern Europe as Socialism is blurring the profound differences between the Western European Socialism and the system of Dictatorship of the Proletariat of Eastern Europe.

Revisionism by apologists or simply nostalgia by the survivors of ruthless class war, eh?

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